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U.S. And China Agree To Restart Trade Talks, Tariffs Put On Hold; President Trump Attends Dinner With South Korean President; Trump Fires Back After President Carter Suggests He Wasn't Legitimately Elected; Rep. Debbie Dingell (D), Michigan Is Interviewed About President Trump Being Inconsistent Over His Policies; Closing Arguments Soon For Seal Accused Of War Crimes; Man Who Killed Woman By Driving Into Crowd Gets Life Sentence; 50 Years Later, Crowds Gather To Remember Stonewall Uprising. Aired 7-8a ET
Aired June 29, 2019 - 07:00 ET
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[07:00:00] UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If there's a theme so far to President Trump's G20 visit in Osaka, Japan, it's his sunny relationships with dictators. In the space of a single day, President Trump made light of Russian interference in the 2020 election to Vladimir Putin's face.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He lost the election, and he was put into office because of Russian interference.
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Thank you on behalf of a lot of people, and I want to congratulate you, you've done a spectacular job.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Praised the Saudi prince who many believe was involved with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Mr. President, have you address the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, sir, with the crown prince?
TRUMP: Thank you so much, I appreciate it.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And tweeted hopefully about seeing Kim Jong-un again if only just to shake his hands, if only.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If you do meet Kim Jong-un at the DMZ tomorrow, would you step across the border into North Korea?
TRUMP: Sure, I would. I'd feel very comfortable doing that.
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ANNOUNCER: This is NEW DAY WEEKEND with Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul.
VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN ANCHOR: Good Saturday morning to you. President Trump has now landed in South Korea. The question is, will he now go to North Korea next?
CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR: And many questions are out there because the president tweeted an invitation to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the DMZ for a handshake. That's something no other president has ever done. There were a lot of other headlines coming out of the G20 as the president gave an hour-and-14-minute press conference.
BLACKWELL: President Trump said trade talks are back on with China with new tariffs on hold. Now, he pushed back on the idea that he was joking about election meddling with Russia President Vladimir Putin and he also said the murder of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi made him angry while defending his relationship with the man the CIA says ordered that murder.
PAUL: Live from Osaka, Japan, CNN International Diplomatic Editor Nic Robertson right now. Nic, as you watched that press conference, I know -- what stood out to you first and foremost?
NIC ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC EDITOR: You know, I think the president's notion of trying to sort of hook up casually with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, at the DMZ by means of a tweet just putting it out there and Kim responding quickly, I think that kind of stood out. And the president when he was asked about it because if Kim Jong-un does show up there, he's going to want President Trump to step across the line and be the first sitting president into the territory of North Korea.
The president saying that he would be comfortable doing that. But then realizing that he could be setting himself up for a fall, he was also asked the question would you worry if he didn't show up? And he said, no, he wouldn't be worried about that. I think another thing that stood out was where he, sort of, tried to defend President Putin, where he said again, yet again President Putin denied to him that he is meddling in the U.S. elections, and this is when the intelligence services of the United States fear that Russia could be about to do that again in the 2020 elections.
What President Trump had to say about trade from his conversation with President Xi in China, that was very illuminating for everyone here. It was a big concern. President Trump allaying concerns at least for now saying that the trade talks are back on, but also laying out what he will and won't do. This is what he said:
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TRUMP: We will be able continuing to negotiate, and I promise that for at least the time being, we're not going to be lifting tariffs on China. We won't be adding an additional, you know, tremendous amount -- we have $350 billion left which could be taxed, could be tariffed. And we're not doing that. We're going to work with China on where we left off to see if we can make a deal.
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ROBERTSON: But where the president really seemed to be put on the spot was with his relationship with President Erdogan of Turkey. Erdogan, of course, buying these sophisticated surface-to-air missiles from Russia, the S-400, that are incompatible with the F-35 fighter jet that Turkey is also buying for the United States. President Trump saying that he didn't want sanctions and he didn't want to have the relationship between the two countries interfered upon if Turkey does receive those S-400 missile systems later this month.
President Erdogan coming out of that meeting saying that he believes that he got a sign off from President Trump that there wouldn't be any price to pay if those missiles are delivered. And of course, President Trump speaking about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, essentially defending the Saudi crown prince, who he said no one's pointed the finger at, yet both the CIA and the U.S. special rapporteur have said that the crown prince bears some responsibility.
[07:05:20] BLACKWELL: All right, Nic Robertson, there for us in Osaka. Nic, thank you.
PAUL: We want to go to CNN Correspondent Paula Hancocks now, she is in South Korea. As we talk about, Paula, what might happen between the president and Kim Jong-un in North Korea, what are we hearing from South Korea about that statement?
PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Victor and Christi, just a couple of minutes ago, Trump's convoy passed here in downtown Seoul, about a mile away from the Blue House. So, we'd imagine he is at the Blue House right now meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. They'll be having a dinner this evening. And of course, what the South Korean president heard today the fact that Mr. Trump has tweeted he wants a meeting, has offered this handshake across the border to Kim Jong-un, that will delight the South Korean president. He wants nothing more than more engagement between the North and the United States. Of course, there has been some remarkable things said about what could happen if the U.S. president and the North Korean leader do end up at the DMZ together.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If you do meet Kim Jong-un at the DMZ tomorrow, would you step across the border into North Korea?
TRUMP: Sure, I would. I'd feel very comfortable doing that. I would have no problem.
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HANCOCKS: Now, that is an historic statement. If he does that, he will be the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea -- or at least on the North Korean side of that part, of the joint security area. It's an area that has been very tense in the past. It used to have the North and South Korean soldiers facing off against each other, a matter of feet away from each other. Now, we know that they have taken all the armament out of that part of the DMZ at this point. But certainly, that will be an historic photo opportunity.
PAUL: As is something that we're watching right now. President Trump as he gets there to meet with the President of South Korea, Moon Jae- in. He is there now, getting ready to go to dinner. But you are looking at them as he steps out of his motorcade. And it will be interesting to see what South Korea does with this information that it's very possible, President Trump will meet with North Korean President Kim Jong-un.
We just have not heard yet, from Kim Jong-un yet, as to whether that will happen. But they're going to be meeting tonight. And obviously, an awful lot of things on the agendas for them. Josh Rogin with us now, CNN Political Analyst and Columnist for the Washington Post. I'm going to ask you, when you've heard that Josh, him saying, he'd be comfortable stepping over that line, he would have no problem doing that, what would the U.S. get out of a move like that?
JOSH ROGIN, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST (via Skype): Well, it's not clear what the United States would get out of it, but it's very clear what Donald Trump would get out of it. And that is simply another extension of his nuclear talks with Kim Jong-un which don't seem to actually be producing the results they have when Kim Jong-un reduced his nuclear stockpile. You know, last night when the president was tweeting about this, I contacted my sources in the U.S. and South Korean government, and they both said they had no idea what President Trump was tweeting about.
And it seems as if he made this up on the spot, and sort of just came up with this on his own. Didn't even consult the North Koreans. So, we can say that this is Donald Trump trying to extend his nuclear diplomacy and put on a show outside the actual negotiations and the actual coordination that you would usually see between the U.S., South Korea, and North Korea, on a meeting of this level.
PAUL: So, North Korean was taken off-guard. They didn't know it was happening. The president's own administration didn't know it was going to happen. Let me ask you this -- what happens if Kim Jong-un does not respond?
ROGIN: Well, if Kim Jong-un doesn't show up, it's a huge embarrassment for President Trump because he said it so publicly. Remember, these trips to the DMZ are often kept in secret because they often don't work out. And the fact that he's now just decided to tweet out this invitation, if Kim Jong-un accepts, fine. If he doesn't accept, there's a lot of egg on Donald Trump's face and on the reputation of the United States.
PAUL: Would a conversation -- if that meeting happened, would it have to include some sort of nuclear diplomacy for it to be seen as successful? It's only can't just be, hi, how you doing?
ROGIN: Well, again, it depends what your goal is. For President Trump the process is the success. He just wants to keeps this going. He wants to keep the show on. So, a handshake is enough. For his officials, for the South Koreans, and probably for the North Koreans, they're going to want some substance out of this meeting. Why would anyone think there could be any substance when the meeting wasn't actually scheduled or negotiated or planned? It was just a presidential tweet while he was on a trip. [07:10:27] PAUL: OK. I want to switch to China here because the
president talked about China, as well, saying today we had a great meeting with President Xi Jinping, saying they're going to continue to negotiate. The president said, "I promise that for the time being we are not going to be lifting tariffs on China." Here's what he said, we're talking about $350 billion at stake here. He said, "$16 billion of those tariffs then he is going to give to farmers in the U.S., as aid. But at the end of the day, the U.S. really is still paying all of those tariffs because it's getting passed down to the consumer here. How plausible is this promise that the president is making?
ROGIN: Well, the president of the United States has the ability to give farmers a bunch of money. It's not plausible to say that that money is coming from China because China doesn't pay the cost of it, none of it. But more broadly, this meeting is a huge win for Xi Jinping. Not only did he get a delay in tariffs, he also got the president to say that the United States would resume selling components to Huawei, the huge Chinese tech company. And he also said that -- it was also a result of the meeting that President Trump said -- praised Xi for continuing with these trade talks.
So, what you have here is a set of concessions by President Trump with no real benefit that we could see, except a vague promise to buy more American farm products. That is exactly what the Chinese government wanted. That is exactly what hawks inside the U.S. administration feared, was that president would get into the room with Xi, make a bunch of promises, give up a bunch of concessions, and derail the pressure that the U.S. government has been placing on China, especially with regard to Huawei.
PAUL: I was going to say, when it comes to Huawei, I mean, there are real concerns about how that could be used for spying, not just in the U.S. but elsewhere. So how does the president -- how does the president explain that and brush off his own intel?
ROGIN: Yes. Well, that's exactly right. You know, as far as the State Department and the Intelligence Community and the Defense Department is concerned Huawei is a security issue -- a national security issue. They've just traded away that national security issue for farm product sales. And you can't explain that except to say that he's trying to make a deal. But it undermines the argument that this is a real national security issue. If you're just trading it away. It's not the first time that Trump has done that and probably won't be the last.
PAUL: When we look at the bigger picture here, the president is talking an awful lot about a lot of foreign policy and we're paying a lot of attention, the nation is, to 2020. How does everything that he is doing this morning, right now, with all of these issues, with China, with North Korea, with Russia, with Khashoggi, how does that play for him politically?
ROGIN: Yes. I would say with the exception of the Saudi Arabia example because I think most Americans and I know I count myself among them, are put off by the fact that Donald Trump is overlooking the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, my Washington Post colleague, and praising the Saudi regime -- I don't think that plays really well. With that exception in mind, I think all of his moves are geared toward bolstering his 2020 campaign prospects. You know, having peace with North Korea, that's a good campaign issue.
In taking down the -- ratcheting down the pressure and the tension of the U.S. and China's relationship, again that's bad for national security, but it's good politics. You know, we can see that the president, as he gets closer to his election, he's trying to wrap up some of these more contentious foreign policy issues so that he can run on solving. The problem, of course, is that he's not actually solving them. He's more tapering then over. And that will actually make them worse in the long run, but not for Trump politically. And his political stature and his political prospects are always his number-one priority.
PAUL: So, we're seeing on the right-hand side of you screen there, the president as he has arrived at the Blue House with President Moon Jae-in. They're getting ready for a meeting and dinner tonight. And the foreign minister of South Korea has talked about this offering that President Trump has made to Kim Jong-un to meet him in the DMZ, an interesting proposal. What do you think, Josh, this means to South Korea?
[07:15:01] ROGIN: Yes, well, South Korea, especially President Moon, was very invested in this U.S.-North Korea nuclear negotiation process. They want us to succeed. President Moon has put a lot of his personal political capital into this process. So, it stands to reason that he would be very much in favor of a meeting, why not? That's a good photo opportunity. It means the talks are still alive. It means there's a prospect for nuclear -- a nuclear deal. However, it's totally clear that he was caught off-guard. So, when you have the president of South Korea talking about a meeting between the American president and the North Korean leader in his own country and he's not aware of it, that can't be good.
PAUL: Right, what is the trustworthy factor here? For Moon and for -- President Moon and for Trump?
ROGIN: I mean, there is nobody in the world including President Trump who knows what President Trump is going to do from minute to minute, OK. And that's a hugely destabilizing factor in all of American foreign policy and for all these of these countries. They don't know how to deal with it. They don't know how to deal with Trump. They're trying to manage him and get him to do things they want. Sometimes they succeed and sometimes they don't. But that unpredictability is a huge risk. Of course, President Trump and his people will say, oh, well, unpredictability is an asset.
If he's not doing it, intentionally; nobody knows what he's doing, and if it can change back and forth on a dime. So, President Moon maybe very happy with President Trump today. Is that unpredictability? And that strategy doesn't actually result in a meeting, and they're going to be hurt. The difference is, President Moon didn't have a say in the policy because he wasn't consulted. And that is, you know, dysfunctional and incompetent practices of foreign policy. It's not to say it won't work sometimes because we've seen that President Trump style -- can't get things done. But it really is no way to run a railroad.
BLACKWELL: Josh, Victor Blackwell here, as we're watching live on the right side of the screen, President Trump is -- and we see members of the administration there, as well. Secretary Pompeo; we saw Treasury Secretary there, Steve Mnuchin also, White House advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. And the president will be sitting down with Moon Jae-in. This will be closed to the press after we have a couple of official photos of President Moon and President Trump, as well.
And you talked a bit about how it excited President Moon must be about this tweet from President Trump inviting Kim Jong-un to the DMZ, but he more than likes it. He needs this, right? And he ran on reconciliation with North Korea. He needs this economically, he needs sanctions to be lifted, as well, so they can continue to work with North Korea. Is he getting everything he wants from the Trump-Kim relationship? He also wants the Korean War to end. How happy is Moon likely with the fruit of the Trump-Kim relationship thus far?
ROGIN: Well, Victor, you're absolutely right. President Moon has done nothing short of bet his entire presidency on this process. And that is, in a way, handing his future to Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, which is probably most risky thing you could think of to do as a world leader. Now, he's got a lot of what he wants. And President Trump has been aggressive and very willing to move forward with this North Korean diplomacy. Again, there's an argument for that. And in a sense, it's working. But on the other hands, North Korea has not done anything to reduce its nuclear stockpile to actually make the commitment, to denuclearization real. And it's clear that these talks are stalled.
President Trump doesn't really have ideas of how to unstall them. Because the idea that he came up with, he just came up with on his own and tweeted without talking to anybody. So, if you're President Moon, you have to have some encouragement that President Trump seems so invested in this process that he's willing to do new things. And you know, we shouldn't say those new things won't work until they do or do not work.
You know, on the others hand, President Moon is in a very bad position politically inside his own country. The economy is slowing, his opposition is gaining steam, and you know, he must be sitting there thinking, what have I done putting my political future in the hands of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. These guys don't operate the way that anyone else operates. And actually, the chances that they're going to come up with something are probably very low.
BLACKWELL: Closing the doors here. And again, this is closed to the press. We saw as much of this dinner that we're going to see. Let's go now to Paula Hancocks who's also there. Josh Rogin, thank you for being with us, and stand by in case we need come back to you. Paula, to you. We saw a couple of weeks ago Japan rolled out the red carpet including the initial introduction to the new emperor and empress of Japan after the abdication because of the cloudiness and the need that Abe has for this close relationship with Trump. How will this compare to that? What are we expecting from moon considering how much he has invested in the Trump relationship now that President Trump is in South Korea?
[07:20:36] HANCOCKS: Well, Victor, there's no doubt that he is rolling out the red carpet. Just from that champagne or that cocktail reception, you could see in in the grinds of the Blue House there. I understand there was a famous South Korean golfer who was there, clearly playing to something, and that President Trump has very dear and close to his heart.
There was also a K-Pop band who we're hearing from legal media reports, this is one of Ivanka Trump's children's a favorite K-Pop star. So, there's really nothing being held back to try and please the U.S. president. But no matter the pictures we're seeing at the moment, they could be completely overshadowed by what we might see tomorrow, what we might see Sunday here.
As the U.S. president has said, he's going to the DMZ. We have to wait and see whether or not Kim Jong-un will meet him there. But it is incredibly significant, the fact that the U.S. president has apparently -- it seems off the cuff -- invited him to meet him at the DMZ. Now, the North Korean reaction was very interesting. It was through state-run media KCNA, and it was the fastest North Korean reaction I have ever seen. It usually takes a day or two for KCNA to react to something.
This was within hours that the deputy foreign minister said it is a very interesting suggestion. Also saying that it could really push the relationship between these two leaders forward. And it's remarkable when you consider just a couple of days ago, KCNA was slamming the U.S., the Trump administration, slamming Secretary of State Pompeo. Of course, being careful not to say anything bad about the U.S. president as we have seen in the president.
But if we do see President Trump at the DMZ, if we do, as he has said, he's very comfortable with, he has no problem with -- see President Trump stepping over the MDL, the Military Demarcation Line, into the North Korean side of the DMZ. He will be the first sitting U.S. president to do so. And that will be remarkable, and it will delight the South Korean President Moon Jae-in. He did it just last year with Kim Jong-un. He held hands, and they stepped across the border, they stepped back again all smiles. That's a photo opportunity, I think, the U.S. president would love.
PAUL: It's a photo opportunity for the U.S. president -- who would claim the bigger win if that happens? Kim Jong-un or President Trump?
HANCOCKS: For Kim Jong-un, it would be huge. It would be yet another vindication of the way that he is going. He can play this domestically; he can play it internationally. It is another step in the legitimatization of this North Korean leader, so you can't underestimate how important it is for him. And remember, he hasn't had to do anything, he hasn't had to give anything up.
There would be no conditions put on this third meeting. We've heard Mr. Trump saying, let's not call it a summit, it's more like a handshake. But the fact that there's a possibility, that there could be this third meeting between these two leaders, and nothing has actually changed on the ground. There have been no steps further towards denuclearization. As far as we know, we're in exactly the same position as we were in February after the Hanoi summit when both leaders walked away without agreement.
When North Korea recommended or offered to give up the Yongbyon nuclear facility in return for sanctions relief. That wasn't good enough for Washington at the time. Mr. Trump said, he wanted more. He wanted some of the undisclosed sites to be part of the deal. And yet, nothing's changed from that. And now, we see that Mr. Trump is willing to meet him once again.
PAUL: And we should point out, the president said before he went into that dinner that he has offered a formal invitation to North Korea, beyond the tweet that he sent out and surprised everybody -- both in the U.S. and North Korea.
BLACKWELL: As part of the record speed response that Paula talked about, they mentioned that there had been no official proposal while the president says, here's your official proposal: meet me at the DMZ. Paula Hancocks for us there in Seoul. Paula, thank you.
[07:24:26] PAUL: Thank you, Paula. So, President Trump says, "We're right back on track." After his much-anticipated meeting with Xi Jinping? Where will U.S.-China trade negotiations go from here. We're going to discuss that. And the G20 developments with Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell of Michigan, that's next.
PAUL: 27 minutes past the hour right now. And this morning, President Trump firing back after former President Jimmy Carter suggested that President Trump was not legitimately elected.
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TRUMP: He's been trashed within his own party. He's been badly trashed. I felt badly for him because you look over the years, his party has virtually -- he's like the forgotten president. And I understand why they say that; he was not a good president.
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BLACKWELL: Well, the president's comments are a direct response to President Carter who was asked about Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
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JIMMY CARTER, 39TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: There's no doubt that the Russians did interfere in the election. And I think the interference although not yet quantified, if fully investigated, would show that Trump didn't actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election. And he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf.
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with China are back on the table and new tariffs on hold after one of the most highly anticipated meetings at G20 in Osaka. It's still not clear if the president will allow Chinese tech giant, Huawei, to do business with U.S. companies. He did, however, say that Americans companies can sell products to Huawei. Well, let's talk about this now with Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. Congresswoman, good morning to you.
REP. DEBBIE DINGELL (D-MI): Good morning to you.
BLACKWELL: So, let's lean first on your membership on the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and specifically Huawei, which I know has been an interest to members of the committee. Huawei -- let's put up what the Commerce Department says about it. It's on this entity list, banned for doing a degree of business with the U.S.: "The U.S. government has determined that there is a reasonable cause to believe that Huawei has been involved in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States." The president says, U.S. companies can sell to Huawei; he has not taken lifting this ban, taking Huawei off the commerce entity list, taking it off that list, what do you think?
[07:29:57] DINGELL: Well, I supported him when he did the ban. And it -- the president's foreign policy, trade policy, I actually the things that I think he needs to do that I have supported. But the problem with his policy is its chaos.
And as you're saying here, it's not clear what he has done or what he hasn't done. We should ban them. They are a threat to our national security.
And the president needs to take seriously our relationships with all of these different countries. And, you know, my -- scolding the president, say take it seriously, I guess is a little what -- you don't make jokes about Putin interfering in a Russian elections.
You don't say, we're going to do this. And China is a threat to our national security. There was a reason they were put on that list. And then, send out mixed signals as you're at this kind of conference.
So, it (INAUDIBLE), even if you go to NAFTA in the middle of some very serious negotiations that need to happen, he throws grenades on tariffs. Our trade policy, our foreign policy needs to be a little more consistent.
[07:31:03] BLACKWELL: Speaking of inconsistent in foreign policy, the president tweeted out this. Let's put it up on the screen if we have that highlighted tweet from the president to Kim Jong-un.
He writes, "If Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say hello." And the president has now gone this additional step in this news conference at the end of the G20 and saying, "I'd be comfortable with taking a step into North Korea, have to have no problem with that." Should the president meet with Kim at the DMZ? Second question, should he take that step make history be the first sitting president to go into the country?
DINGELL: You know the president's a disrupter. I was thinking about all of this after I saw that tweet. First of all, I don't think that you should -- he is a disrupter. And maybe -- you know, he shouldn't be in my mind, we should not be doing foreign policy especially with despots, by tweets.
I've been to that DMZ. I've been to the Demilitarized Zone and that is one of the most highly charged, but it's the most highly charged place I've ever been. And quite frankly, I felt like I was looking at evil.
I know that he is trying to broker a deal or he is trying to -- and I've got a friend that I really do trust who is trying to ensure that we make sure North Korea doesn't have nuclear weapons. That we try to ensure that we have a stable policy.
I don't know what I think. I know what he's trying to -- he's trying to break through. I don't think this is the way to do foreign policy. Let's see what happen to something good comes of it, I --
BLACKWELL: Well, let me ask you this.
BLACKWELL: Is -- would it be harmful for the president to do it? I mean, there are many people who the first reaction is how could he send this tweet, why would he step over into North Korea? There's another angle from which to approach this is that, if this is a way to potentially get to denuclearization, nothing else has worked thus far, including the summits in Hanoi and Singapore, why not be the first president to do it?
DINGEL: You know, I'm a district -- I actually try to be a disrupter at times too. Although I know you need to have this level of consistency, you need to have other people in the room if it works.
This is and someday I might say that step, maybe it is the first step towards ensuring we really do get Korea to denuclearize. But, here is the problem, you're dealing with two unstable men. And I don't know what's going to happen and the foreign policy isn't consistent, and we don't know what the next thing is going to be.
DINGELL: So, that's my problem with this president on his foreign policy. And we -- he is dealing with the desperate, he is dealing with an evil man when he takes that step into North Korea. There is evil there.
BLACKWELL: Let's talk about another topic that was covered that goes right into your expertise, subcommittee on environment and climate change. And that's the climate crisis. Listen to this exchange with the president over essentially, the rest of the G20 nations and the U.S. on the future of climate.
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TRUMP: We have the cleanest water we've ever had. We have the cleanest air. You saw the reports come out recently. We have the cleanest air we've ever had. But I am not willing to sacrifice the tremendous power of what we've built up over a long period of time. And what I've enhanced and revived. I'm not -- I'm just not willing to do that.
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BLACKWELL: And there was the reporting that President Macron of France would not sign onto any communique that did not have a strong statement about addressing the climate crisis. Of course, we know this president's history.
The balance between industry and environment is not new. But what's your reaction to what you heard from the president there.
DINGELL: I have thought from the very beginning that this was a serious mistake for him to withdraw from the Paris Accord. We, look, I am somebody that deals with this issue, and has to thread the eye of that needle every single day. I represent the auto industry. And I do want to protect jobs in this country but there are jobs as we develop newer technology.
You know, this -- I'll give you the example of something that frustrates me deeply. This president, bad mouths electric vehicles regularly. Well, our growth market -- if I know, we want to support our companies in the United States of America.
For the autos, their growth market is electric vehicles. China, India, Western Europe are mandating them. That's where they're going, carbonless.
So, when he doesn't support newer technologies, support American innovation and technology, he is hurting America. I'm disappointed in what he did. I certainly hope that coming out of G20, we still see something happen on climate change.
[07:35:52] BLACKWELL: President made a lot of headlines, we'll see if he'll beat them all with he's got -- what he's got planned there along the DMZ. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Michigan 12th. Thanks so much for being with us.
DINGELL: Happy 4th of July week.
BLACKWELL: To you, too.
PAUL: All right. A decorated Navy SEAL on trial for murdering an ISIS soldier. Closing arguments begin Monday after a shocking week of testimony. We have a full report ahead. (COMMERCIAL BREAK)
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TRUMP: She was given too much credit. He didn't do well, certainly. And maybe the facts weren't necessarily on his side. I think she was given too much credit for what she did. It wasn't that outstanding, and I think probably he was hit harder than he should have been hit.
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[07:40:15] BLACKWELL: That was President Trump speaking overnight in Japan. And there was this more than an hour-long news conference at the G20 summit. We will have snippets of that and some of the headlines throughout the morning because the president made a lot of news.
Also, there's this. A Navy SEAL accused of murdering an Iraqi prisoner could soon learn his fate as closing arguments are set to begin on Monday for Special Operation Chief Eddie Gallagher.
PAUL: Yes, prosecutors say Gallagher stabbed an ISIS prisoner to death. His defense says that's not what happened. Here's correspondent Dan Simon.
DAN SIMON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, a decorated Navy SEAL, selfless war hero, and family man. That's the image the defense would like the jury to have is it will soon begin deliberating the fate of platoon chief Eddie Gallagher.
Closing arguments are slated to begin on Monday at a case that Pitt the 40-year-old against several of his young subordinates. The most serious allegation that Gallagher stabbed an ISIS prisoner to death while deployed to Iraq in 2017.
The jury heard dramatic accounts from both sides. At least two SEALs say they witnessed the attack. But one of them, Navy SEAL medic Corey Scott, stunned the courtroom when he testified under immunity that he asphyxiated the ISIS detainee. And that Gallagher was ultimately not responsible for the death.
Well, the prosecution says he's lying and Scott could now face a perjury charge. But the bottom line is Gallagher's defense says these are all cooked up charges by disgruntled underlings who had an ax to grind over Gallagher's aggressive leadership style.
They said this is not about murder but mutiny. The defense had this to say after resting their case.
TIM PARLATORE, ATTORNEY OF EDDIE GALLAGHER: No matter how much preparation the government had put into this case, the one thing that they can't get over is the fact that Eddie Gallagher is not guilty. So, now that all the evidence is in, we're going to take the weekend to prepare for closings. And Monday morning, after closing arguments, the jury will get this case, and then, we'll wait for the verdict.
SIMON: The jury of seven military men will decide Gallagher's fate. Unlike civilian trials, it does not have to be a unanimous verdict. It requires a two-thirds vote or five of the seven are needed to convict. But whatever the jury decides, all of this has been unwelcome drama for one of America's most storied and respected military units. Dan Simon, CNN, San Diego.
BLACKWELL: We have new details about the man police say murdered University of Utah student, McKenzie Lueck. And the suspect was arrested on Friday after being named a person of interest in the case is expected to be charged with aggravated murder and kidnapping.
Now, investigators say they found evidence Lueck's body had been burned in the suspect's backyard. And then it was a digital trail of evidence that led them to their suspect.
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MIKE BROWN, POLICE CHIEF, SALT LAKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT: Investigation of McKenzie's phone records show that her last communication were with the arrested person. Phone records show the location of their phones to be at Hatch Park, within less than a minute of each other. This was the same time as McKenzie's phone stopped receiving any further data or location services.
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BLACKWELL: In Utah, prosecutors have 72 hours to formally charge a suspect.
PAUL: And the man who drove into a crowd of counter-protesters during a rally in Charlottesville will serve life in prison without parole.
James Fields Jr. agreed to plead guilty to 29 federal hate crimes in order to take the death penalty off the table. Now, field joined other white nationalist and neo-Nazis in 2017 for the Unite the Right rally, which was protesting the city's decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee.
At then, 20-year-old Fields drove into the crowd and killed 32-year- old Heather Heyer, injuring more than two dozen of people.
BLACKWELL: Well, it has been 50 years since the uprising of the famous Stonewall Inn in New York. And that protest was the catalyst for the gay rights movement in this country. We will take a look at the impact, next.
[07:47:58] PAUL: Well, crowds of people gathered outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that gave birth to the gay rights movement.
BLACKWELL: CNN Polo -- CNN's Polo Sandoval recounts what that day was like for people who were there 50 years ago.
POLO SANDOVAL, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: At New York City's monumental Stonewall Inn, there are those who come to pay homage --
JOSEPH NEGRELLI, PARTICIPANT, STONEWALL UPRISING: I'm ready. I'm ready to go.
SANDOVAL: And those who come to remember what they lived through back in the summer of '69.
NEGRELLI: Nothing was really different that night except that people decided to fight back.
SANDOVAL: As New Yorker, Joseph Negrelli remembers it, the NYPD barged in as he sipped a drink inside the Stonewall. Before that night, this tiny Greenwich Village bar was known mostly as a place for LGBTQ men and women to be themselves, for many, sharing in the relative safety of this place came with a price.
They were subjected to frequent police raids described by New York's police commissioner five decades later as discriminatory and oppressive.
NEGRELLI: If you were a feminine or you were dressed non-conforming your sexuality at birth, you were arrested and tried to be humiliated. And that's what was happening that night.
SANDOVAL: But the night of June 28, 1969, the bar's patrons revolted. They fought back, refusing to comply with officers.
NEGRELLI: Someone threw a bottle from Sheridan Square Park into Christopher Street.
SANDOVAL: That was the start of a night that would galvanize the modern-day LGBTQ civil rights movement.
NEGRELLI: 75 people move forward and blocked the police. Obviously, they got a big surprise that night. And I was very surprised, immediately, what happened was that they started to call for groups of homosexuals to come together.
SANDOVAL: Eventually, the call spread throughout the country and around the world.
NEGRELLI: The civil rights movement, the women's movement, all galvanized together, but it was truly the transvestites and minorities that were the four front runners of the Stonewall riot.
[07:50:12] SANDOVAL: Five decades later, many of the voices that refuse to be silenced returned to where it all started. For Soraya Santiago, it's been 50 years since she set foot at the Stonewall.
SORAYA SANTIAGO, PARTICIPANT, STONEWALL UPRISING: I thought I will never be here again. Because a lot of suffering, a lot of abuse occurring in this place.
SANDOVAL: Santiago is back with her fellow Stonewall elders for the 50th anniversary of the riots. So is Karia Jay, who participated in subsequent protests at the bar.
KARIA JAY, PROTESTER, STONEWALL: In 1970, we thought it would be wonderful to hold hands in the street. We never dreamed that we would be able to get married. So, it's an incredible advancement. But we really need to embrace all individuals, particularly are most disadvantaged.
SANDOVAL: The activists says, more needs to be done especially for homeless LGBTQ youth and transgender women of color.
JAY: We used to say none of us is free until all of us are free.
SANDOVAL: Polo Sandoval, CNN, New York.
BLACKWELL: It was a big, big moment for the U.S. women's team. Huge win over France at the Women's World Cup.
PAUL: And we are moving on to the movies that you love. So, get ready for our new original series, "THE MOVIES". The series is giving the stories behind the movies that you love starting with the most iconic films from the 80s. Different actors, the directors, the people who brought the favorite scenes to life. "THE MOVIES" premieres Sunday, July 7th, at 9:00 Eastern right here on CNN.
[07:56:01] BLACKWELL: So, let's talk World Cup because this matchup between the U.S. and France. But it was big, big for the women's game.
PAUL: Yes, it was. And it was in front of a packed crowd in France. Megan Rapinoe, she rose above the rest. 33 years old from California scored both goals for the U.S. yesterday including an incredible goal -- there we go, through a crowd of players and into the net.
And look at her celebration here. Says it all, open arms, there you go, we did it, taking on the whole world. Fans back home in the U.S. going crazy as you see. U.S. ends up winning 2-1. They play England in the semifinals on Tuesday.
President Trump is making headlines this morning with his final remarks at the G20 summit in Japan. From North Korea to China trade, we're going to hear everything that he had to say. NEW DAY continues in a moment. Stay close.